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FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. mike emanuel is traveling with the president in brazil and steve first in tripoli. steve, any reaction from qaddafi to the air trikes? >>reporter: john, what we heard from qaddafi in the past several days. one of defiance and he said he will retaliate against military or civilian targets in the mediterranean region and open up his arms depo and allow the people to take up arms against the invaders. he called the attackers zionist and invaders. we saw qaddafi on tv before the tvs almost dail yenow it was not it was a phone call played on state television and for a man who speak for hours at a time it was three minutes a gone. qaddafi went from live appearances to surrup ticious phone calls played onitate television. >> benghazi was the last trong hold of the rebels. what about the fighting there, is it still underway? >>reporter: it is a very situation for the 700,000 plus who live in the rebel stronghold. they are heading east in their cars and several hours of shelling of benghazi from tanks and artillery belonging to qaddafi armed fores. it is a real challenge for coalition war plane
FOX News
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
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FOX News
Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
. mike emanuel reports on the administration reaction but we begin with chief political correspondent carl cameron on capitol hill. >> joint resolution is passed. >> historic. the lop-sided passage of the two-week continuing resolution, c.r., not only averts a government shutdown friday night, it's the first real cut in federal spending in decades. $4 billion worth. >> it's the first time i can recall in the time i've been here our actually cutting spending. >> for years congress merely slowed government growth so making real cuts is a big g.o.p. win. now, the long-term fight resumes over the republican plan to cut more than $60 billion more dollars from the rest of the fiscal year before the next short-term deadline march 18. democrats stepped up the arguement that the g.o.p. budget knife undercuts the budget recovery. >> they're in recession denial. they refuse to acknowledge $15 million americans are out of work and things we do in washington make a difference. >> amid mounting democratic complaints that the president hasn't been making enough ditches in the fight against republica
FOX News
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
richard nixon. white house correspondent mike emanuel reports on new call for energy independence. >> reporter: in what the produce called deliberate pivot from libya and turmoil in the middle east, at georgetown university, the president shifted the focus to energy security and set this goal. >> when i was elected to this office, america imported 11 million-barrels of oil a day. a little more than a decade from now, we will have cut that by one-third. >> reporter: but the senate republican leader accused the president of saying what people want to hear and says the administration is at war with american energy. >> canceled dozens of oil leases and in short has done everything it can to keep energy sector from growing. >> rather than opening up new public land and waters to drilling the president blamed the oil industry for not doing more with what is already available. >> right now, the industry holds tens of millions of acres of leases where they're not introducing a single drop. >> but the industry accuses the administration of sluggish permitting and says environmental lawsuit
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
qaddafi. mike emanuel at the white house. first steve harrigan streaming live from tripoli. what more do you know about the fighting there tonight, steve? >> shepard, much of that fighting is taking place in the rich oil eastern area around city of brega. it is a key oil port. three more air strikes today. no casualties from those air strikes. libyan government officials say here their targets was an ammunition dump. the fighting has produced fewer than 20 casualties has been low tech. small arms fire from jeeps and pickup trucks. so far what we haven't seen is the big guns in the libyan government. soviet made armor carriers and tanks. >> shepard: you they're tonight, what's the situation? >> shepard, it's interesting to hear that rebel fighter saying 15 days there is going to be war here inside the capital. because we walked around today without a government monitor it does not seem like a country that could be on the verge of a major civil war. shops still open in tripoli. traffic flowing normally. last week there were protests. this week people will be watching to see how firm qaddaf
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
at that plant and across this nation with team fox coverage of the disaster's aftermath our mike emanuel on the u.s. military response. first, up the coast line here to adam housley streaming live from a town about 70 miles north and east of our location here in tokyo. adam, the japanese government is apparently asking for help with its nuclear plant problems. >> that's right, shepard. here in nakamonato the fukushima plant, the first couple days we were here the japanese insistent they had this under control. as the situation has gradually gotten worse they have asked for help from the u.s. as well as the iaea. both said they were on board to help. in fact, we spoke with a scientist yesterday who has been here and actually speaking when the earthquake actually hit and been in touch with the japanese along with several of his colleagues to help them out or offer suggestions to get them help with the situation. basically to bounce ideas off of them of how to deal with the situation. the u.s. says they are getting more hands on now, shepard, than they have more as will the iaea after being
FOX News
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
center stage for trip to enhance business in latin america. white house correspondent mike emanuel is traveling with the president in santiago. good evening, mike. >> reporter: good evening, bret. there is an effort here in chile to portray a commander-in-chief actively engaged on libya. although, the u.s. and u.s. missions there differ. >> after reviewing troops in chile, president obama took questions for the first time about the u.s. military push in libya. >> our military action is in support of an international mandate. from the security council. that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel gaddafi to his people. >> reporter: but then the president suggested that the u.s. would like to do more. >> i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that gaddafi needs to go. >> reporter: back in the u.s., mr. obama is being criticized from the right and the left. speaker boehner ripped the administration for failing to define the mission and how it will be accomplished. others worry this action in libya involves the u.s. following a new u.n. principle called "res
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
about the crisis in brazil. mike emanuel travelling with the president and joining us from there. mike, the president said we would protect the citizens and we will do what we can to enforce the u.n. resolution, but no ground troops. has anything changed? >> jamie, we know the president spoke a short time ago and talked about the effort secretary clinton is participating in, in paris, to get our european allies and some arab partners together on how they will enforce this u.n. security council resolution. here is more from the president a time ago. >> our consensus was and our resolve is clear, the people of libya must be protected. in the absence of of the immediate end to violence against civilians, our coalition is prepared to act and act with urgency. >> reporter: and we know the president says that he is briefi briefing the president of brazil what's going on. brazil part of the u.n. security council vote and is keeping her abreast of what's going on while he's here. >> jamie: mike, do you expect any changes to the president's schedule. the fact that he's there, that in just the
FOX News
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on capitol hill to ask what is next? white house correspondent mike emanuel is tracking the story. mike? >> reporter: good evening. senior white house officials are pleased, control of the air operation over libya was transferred today from the u.s. to nato. now there is great debate in washington about what else should be done to finish the job. >> as the white house continues to arm the rebels in libya, the cia has small teams on the ground to gather information for military airstrikes and vetting the rebels. at the white house, it means choosing words carefully. >> what i won't talk about is intelligence matters, specific intelligence operations. it's just, cannot be done. >> former cia insider says intelligence officers are assessing the rebels' capabilities. >> trying to assess what kind of talent they have and if they're willing to fight, they're certainly trying to judge how much time is left in terms of how much reserve ordnance does the resistance have they're preparing for military intervention if the president chooses to do that. >> reporter: the clandestine aspect make some
FOX News
Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
to change. >> republicans say the president himself is part of the problem. mike emanuel with both sides from the white house tonight. mike, g.o.p. leaders are saying the administration is keeping the u.s. oil industry from expanding. >> that's right, shep. a leading senate republican saying that this white house is at war with the american energy industry. pointing out that president obama was just in brazil and said he looks forward to the u.s. being a big consumer of brazilian oil. as for the president, well, he is putting a little bit of blame on the american energy industry. take a listen. right now the industry holds 10s of millions of acres of leases where they are not produces a single develop. think are sitting on supplies of energy that are ready to be tapped. >> the president's point is do a better job of exploring the land that you already have. >> shep. >> shepard: the oil industry weighed in on this yet? >> yeah. they were disappointed by the president's speech. they say exploration for oil is a difficult process. they believe this administration has made it tougher on them
FOX News
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in the the north african nation, which began just over a week ago. white house correspondent mike emanuel is at the national defense university, the site of the speech tonight with a preview. mike? >> reporter: good evening. president obama will speak to a mostly military audience in the auditorium about why he authorized military force in libya. and where the mission goes from here. military intervention by the u.s. and allies appeared to have shifted momentum in favor of the rebels who fought their way to muammar gaddafi's hometown of sirte. >> clearly, the opposition is not well-organized and it's not a very robust organization. that is obvious. so any gain that they make is tenuous based on that. >> reporter: in a town hall on univision simulcast in spanish, president obama reiterated about libya. >> our involvement is there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: over the weekend, mr. obama explained why he believed military action was necessary. >> i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized, when someone like gaddafi threatens a bloodbath
FOX News
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
predecessors. white house correspondent mike emanuel looks at the so-called "obama doctrine" as well as the comparisons he made between this conflict and the ones in bosnia and iraq. >> reporter: in making his case to the nation for using force in libya, president obama argued america has an important strategic interest in keeping muammar gaddafi from crushing his opponents. >> confronted by this brutal repression, and a looming humanitarian crisis, i ordered warships into the mediterranean. >> reporter: while some critics say the united states should have created a no-fly zone sooner, mr. obama said the u.s. acted quickly and made this historical comparison. >> when people were being brutalized in bosnia in the 1990s, it took the international community more than a year to intervene with air power to protect civilians. it took us 31 days. >> reporter: in the balkans, there were humanitarian concerns when tens of thousands of bosnian muslims were either killed or forced to flee by slobodan milosevic. today, an official continued the milosevic comparison. >> it was many months, in fac
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 7:00pm EDT
and mike emanuel is travelling with the president live in rio, mike? >> well, good evening, harris, i tell you the president has been briefed multiple times and we have a photos of the first brief of the day and emanuel mike long joint chiefs and the general commanding the efforts in libya and carter hamm talked to secretary of state clinton about the diplomatic effort and then talked with his senior national security advisors about the next phases of this effort. you know, the president received several other briefings from his national security advisor tom donlan and he worked the phones, calling king abdullah of gordon, obviously a key ally in the middle east region and there's definitely an effort here to come out of a briefing from tom donlan and a frt to show the commander chief even thoughs' a long way from home, involved in trying to get his team clear guidance, harris. >> harris: we heard from the president over the last couple of days and what's he saying now, at this hour, about the situation in libya? >> you know, nothing specific about it the military effort so far. he was giv
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
house correspondent mike emanuel is with the president in rio and has the latest on the administration's response to libya. mike, the president has got to juggle a whole lot, very important international situations and also economic situations where he is in latin america. how is it doing it all, mike? >> reporter: well, shannon, he had a briefing with key members of his national security team, general carte carter hamm, defee secretary robert gates, secretary clinton first thing this morning. the president was able to talk with key members of his team this morning. his advisors made it clear he's been able to have multiple briefings, he's been able to make phone calls in between events here in brazil. he went out and did some cultural things today. the bottom line is before this trip, aides were saying look, the president of the united states always has a lot on his plate. he travels with significant staffing and also technological capabilities to keep tabs on situations all over the globe, and so there's been an effort to say he can do more than one thing at once, shannon. >> mike, t
FOX News
Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for this mission in libya. mike emanuel live at the white house. mike? >> shep, president obama used the balkan reference to reference speed how quick u.s. and allies responded in libya. a short time ago he spoke about the use of force. >> we believe that force should not be the first option. we understand the costs and risks involved in the use of force. we have to be prepared to take the necessary measures to uphold international peace and security and protect innocent people. >> last night the president made the comparison to iraq where he said regime change took eight years, cost thousands of american and iraqi lives and nearly a trillion dollars, which he says we cannot afford in libya. but the question many are asking is how far the administration is willing to go to push libyan leader muammar qaddafi from power. one former bush administration snyder says that may be the hard part since the international coalition may not go that far. >> the challenge that they have in the white house is to get from where they are to where they need to be which is qaddafi leaves power. >> in order to turn
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
innocent civilians in libya. he repeated america's military action here, had its limits, mike emanuel traveling with the president in brazil and, mike, as we heard from steve harrigan, describing comments from muammar qaddafi, using all of the key words, the president, too, careful in his words, today, talking about what is going on there. what did he say, exactly. >> no question. president obama described it as limited military action, an international coalition and reiterated the point that he is not authorizing sending in u.s. ground troops. here's more from the president on the dangers of what he is authorizing. >> president barack obama: i am deeply aware of the risks of any military action. no matter what limits we place on him and want the american people to know the use of force is in the our first choice and is not a choice i make lightly. >> reporter: essentially the commander in chief saying that the united states and its allies cannot simply stand by as muammar qaddafi goes in and massacres his own people and so, he's taking the limited military action. rick. >> rick: okay
FOX News
Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
coverage and the brady bunch boxes tonight. steve harrigan, mike emanuel first the national defense university where the president will speak not from the white house. mike, what else can we expect from the president? >> well, shep, we expect the president of the united states to lay out to the american public why he believes libya is different, why he authorized the use of force. you can also expect the president and a team promising that the u.s. would only be in command for days not weeks a certain degree the commander and chief can say to the american public that he kept his promise. also some focus on the political future in libya. a key issue that will be taken up by our allies in london tomorrow, shep. >> shepard: previous president's men indicated we would be in and out if they would treat us as liberators. any sign of what this president plans to say about the length of this involvement? >> well, he knows that that is something that manner audience already war-fatigued with iraq and afghanistan is going to be wondering. the president gave us a brief preview on what he might
FOX News
Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. mike emanuel traveling with the president in el salvador. mike, is there an exit strategy? >> well, shep, the president noted as he was being asked that question that nato members were meeting were talking about the next steps in libya. here is more from the president. >> we have unique capabilities. we came in up front, fairly heavily. fairly substantially. and at considerable risks to our military personnel. it is not going to be our planes maintaining the military no-fly zone. it is not going to be our ships that are necessarily involved in enforcing the arms embargo. >> so, bottom line, the president and his team realize that they will be measured on that they have made multiple times, days not weeks in terms of u.s. involvement in the lead, shep. >> shepard: mike, meanwhile we are hearing that colonel qaddafi may be looking for an exit strategy of his own. >> that's right. secretary of state hillary clinton telling abc news that people close to qaddafi have apparently been calling across africa, europe, even north america trying to figure out what's next what do they do and, q
FOX News
Mar 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
coughing it for, mike emanuel stationed at the white house this morning, rick leventhal where he's been throughout in ras lanuf. >> where are we in this conflict now, rick? >> reporter: bill, they've made dramatic progress, the opposition fighters have over the past 48 hours. right now we're on the right side of ras lanuf, an oil port called cedra, it was apparently bombed by qaddafi before that no fly zone went into effect 2 1/2 weeks ago and was completely torched. normally they would be moving refined fuel from this site to ships off shore. apparently they can't do it here but can in other locations. we have driven in through brega and ras lanuf which is in opposition fighter control, again, pushing further west from abdijaya over the weekend, it was still in the hands of qaddafi troops but they have pushed back because of the nato strikes, taking out the artillery and heavy arnowhere that they've retreated to sirte. the west line is in front of sirte, where qaddafi tafntion and troops are dug in and rebel fighters continue to probe positions there, trying to gain access to that town
FOX News
Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
here on fox news. mike emanuel traveling with the president in santiago, capitol hill. the president is facing criticism really from both sides of the political aisle. >> that's true, shep. some liberals saying the president is going too far in libya. members from both parties saying there should have been more consultation with congress. here's a sample of the criticism. >> this is a war. when you are dropping bombs and they are shooting back, it's a war. >> there is no elm that the threat. there imthat the threat. end. we could be strengthening islamic extremists could be setting up camp in eastern libya. people want to divide that nation. this is a nightmare. >> >> white house officials say they recognize the need to reach out to members of congress but truth be told they seem to be caught off guard by so much criticism back home, shep. >> shepard: what about a white house response, officially, mike? >> well, the president today and his team talked about being concerned about a humanitarian massacre. they seem to be haunted by the rwanda massacre that took place in the 1990s. here
FOX News
Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm EDT
that nucas onicofucarowil beesoy ithes eraror >> shepard: mike emanuel live at the white house. two are shutting down or putting new ones on hold as we have been mentioning because of the crisis here in japan. as i mentioned and as mike just reported some lawmakers are looking at this very closely. coming up, what does all of this mean big picture as we work to establish nuclear zones around the world? and, further, how much damage has been done to the north of us here in japan? and what to do to clean it all up as they try to save people who may still be buried alive? we'll be right back. the best approach to food is to keep it whole for better nutrition. that's what they do with great grains cereal. they steam and bake the actual whole grain while the other guy's flake is more processed. mmm. great grains. the whole whole grain cereal. >> shepard: the stories of tragedy and devastation here in japan go on and on. but through it all, there are some stories that may bring a bit of hope to a nation struggling in the aftermath of this earthquake tsunami and nuclear disaster. just yest
FOX News
Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
network he warned that "we are coming tonight, and there won't be any mercy." mike emanuel with late developments live from the white house tonight. what happens now? >> u.s. officials tell us they expect british and french planes to start flying a no-fly zone very quickly. perhaps within hours. u.s. officials expect that american planes will provide logistical support and at some point will join the no-fly zone. we had this comment from the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. moments ago. >> the security council has approved the use of force, including enforcement of a no-fly zone to protect civilians in civilian areas targeted by colonel qaddafi, his intelligence and security forces and his mercenaries. >> white house officials are saying this is a victory of sorts because they say they have moved very quickly to get the international community to move forward on the security council resolution and obviously they are pleased that it passed tonight, shep. >> shepard: without question that colonel qaddafi has been launching attacks on its own citizens who have risen up trying to get freedom
FOX News
Mar 17, 2011 4:00am EDT
mike emanuel looks at what the administration is and is not doing on attacks on the prodemocracy advocates. >> violence on the street of bahrain left five dead. according to witnesses, soldiers and riot police used tear gas and armored vehicle to expel hundreds of protestsers to square in the capital in this video, a man appears to be shot at point blank range by security forces. it's unclear if rubble bullets or other deadly force was used. the monarchy is the middle east ally where the fleet is big. president obama called king abdullah to urge maximum restraint. >> secretary clinton criticized bahrain's response to protest. >> it's fair to say from everything we are seeing that the situation in bahrain is alarming. there is no way to resolve the concern of the people through the use of excessive force or security crackdowns. >> one expert says the nightmare scenario for the u.s. is bahrain or saudi forces assisting kill hundreds of protesters as preserving their monarchys become job one. >> that is a scenario that is gradually unfolding in bahrain. and that is clearly unaccepta
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT
regime, mike emanuel is traveling with the president and joins us live from brazil. what are the key points the president is making about use of force in libya? >> reporter: healthers, singers that the president is not making the decision to pursue limited military action in his wording lightly and the president making it clear there are certain things the u.s. military does, particularly well, and, so, they are emphasizing getting that in there, in the a hurry, also, emphasizing the fact that this is a coalition, a broad international coalition and here's more from the president, a short time ago. >> president barack obama: use of force is to the our first choice and not a choice i make lightly but we cannot stand idly by when i tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy and forces assault benghazi and misrata and, innocent men and women face brutality and death at the hands of their own government. >> reporter: again the president reiterating his point that he does not plan on sending u.s. ground troops to libya, we heard from our colleagues, reporting over at the pentagon, jen
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
, from brazil. mike emanuel is traveling with the president, and the white house said the president is not cutting the trip short. what is that are argument? >> reporter: well, heather, essentially they say the president of the united states, whoever he is, always has major issues on his agenda. and, so the president travels with an extensive team, has a lot of technology at his fingertips and is able to do multiple things at once and we saw him today, reaching out to brazilian children in a neighborhood, playing a little soccer with them and gave a speech to the brazilian people a little later talking about the beauty of democracy and how together the united states and brazil could work together, for a better life for many americans, and, many brazilians and so the united states president is here, talking to a key strategic ally in the western hemisphere, the 7th hankest economy, brazhank e -- largest economy, brazil. >> heather: we see him playing soccer with some kids and how has he kept tabs on the situation in libya while in brazil. >> reporter: i should point out we're due for
FOX News
Mar 7, 2011 11:00am EST
own people. mike emanuel, live from the white house, what's the latest on this no fly zone idea? >> it's interesting, we've heard the president talk about humanitarian concerns about libya, we heard him condemn the violence, taking about what nato is considering. here's the president: >> in the meantime, we've got nato, as we speak, consulting in brussels around a wide range of potential options, including potential military options. in response to the violence that continues to take place inside of libya. >> reporter: yesterday his chief of staff saying people talk about a no fly zone. it's not a video game. and secretary of defense gates has been outspoken in terms of being against the idea because of the tremendous commitment of military resores and putting american lives at risk so it is quite a dilemma at the white house and we ject jay carney, the white house secretary, to get questions on this when he briefs us. gregg: just a bulletin crossing reuters, russia ministers saying russia is against any military foreign intervention. that's a fungible phrase, that might not include a
FOX News
Mar 9, 2011 11:00am EST
you live. it's a jump of nearly 80-cents from a year ago on average. mike emanuel is live at the white house on these big stories. we mentioned that strategic reserve. is that a serious consideration to tap into that? >> reporter: general a it's on the table but it doesn't sound like a serious consideration at this point. they are concerned here about the impact on the u.s. economic recovery. they are concerned on the impact on many american families, many of whom have had a difficult couple of years. as for tapping the spr as they call it here, here is spokesman jay carney. >> it's an option on the table. remember all the options that we consider and the global system consider is aimed at dealing with a major disruption. it is not a price-based conversation. >> reporter: save it for an absolute crisis. if there is a major disruption in the the flow of oil, not so much for a surprise spike at this point. jenna: we talk about disruption in oil flow when it comes to the middle east on a completely different topic we are talking a lot about qaddafi the leader of libya. what more will the
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
nuclear meltdowns and the mideast sees a new round of fighting. mike emanuel is at "the the daily press briefing. we had pictures of parents searching for their children, children being tested for radiation and the president may look disconnected focusing on the ncaa. >> reporter: and white house aides will tell you that the president used the opportunity to go to usaid.gov to fig oar -- figure out how to help japan. the president has been briefed, but this criticism comes with the office. people will be wondering why you are golfing when the middle east is on fire. those questions do come up. we heard criticism of president bush at times for certain activities he may have engaged in. so to a certain degree, it comes with the territory. white house officials and jay carney will tell you that the president has been engaged on these issues. megyn: before we saw the president on camera there making his ncaa picks, well, before he did that, he urged people to consider donating to help the folks in japan? >> well, they will tell you that he's engaged. they recognize that criticism comes with
FOX News
Mar 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
a briefing over the telephone from the national security advisor. mike emanuel is in rio de janeiro where the president just spoke celebrating democracy in brazil. about libya, what did the president say? >> context he was speaking to the brazilian people and talking about the power of democracy and then offered this comment in terms of what we're seeing in the middle east and north africa. >> we've seen the people of libya take a stand against a regime to brutal analyze its own citizens. across the region waf seen young people rise up. >> reporter: so that essentially the point the president was making on the situation in libya. no comments about the ongoing military action today, but we know that the president obviously has been keeping close tabs on the situation there with u.s. troops in harm's way. >> eric: one way that he was keeping close contact was the briefing. >> reporter: that is right. president got on a secure call with the chief of staff sitting were him speaking to bob gates, secretary of state hillary clinton and carter hamm who overseeing the operation in libya. we'll ge
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
correspondent mike emanuel. >> reporter: as liberal forces fight the regime at strategic joint conference, at news conference with mexican president felipe calderon, president obama called out the libyan leader by name, a new approach. >> let me be very unambiguous about this. colonel gaddafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country and his people. the right thing to do. >> reporter: the president said he authorized the use of military aircraft and civilian resources to help air lift those trying to flee to tunisia and made clear he is worried about a humanitarian disaster. >> there may be situations where gaddafi is hunkered down in his compound, but the economy, food distribution centers in tripoli start deteriorating and we have to figure out how to potentially get food in there. >> reporter: with gaddafi's forces launching rare strykes in eastern libya, there is discussion about idea of instituting a no fly zone which mr. obama says is being considered alongside other options. pentagon officials warned doing so would require significant air nower and -- ai
FOX News
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
-raisers in miami. mike emanuel tells us more. >> reporter: president obama joined former governor jeb bush to put the spotlight on education reform. miami central high school is considered a poster child for fixing schools. >> for outstanding teachers and principals, a common mission, a culture of high expectations, that is what it takes to turn a school around. >> reporter: they give jeb bush for his reform efforts including public and private school choice greater trans and accountability and better pay for better teachers. but in difficult fiscal times, the new governor rick scott showing shown here greeting the president here today, is losing more than a billion dollars in federal stimulus funding and asking for a 5 percent go pension cut. he explained his philosophy. >> we kept the funding, we would continue that. it's making sure we measure the effectiveness. best teachers get paid the best. >> reporter: and republican lawmakers have proposed legislation that would affectively wipe out collective bargaining for government employees. ending automatic dues reduction and forbid using dues for
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
policy. will the disaster in japan change that in any way? mike emanuel looks that question. >> reporter: as the u.s. officials mon tar japan's nuclear power plant following the earthquake and tsunami, at the white house, officials emphasize safety at american facilities. >> all our plants are designed to withstand significant natural phenomna like earthquake, tornado and tsunami. >> the homeland committee chairman said he does not want to stop building nuclear power plants but he has to quietly put the brakes on phenomenal we absurd what has happened. as a result of the earthquake and tsunami to see what we can demand of the new power plant that are coming online. >> others object to putting brakes on industry that has coming off 39 quiet years following the accident at three mile island. mitch mcconnell warned against a ruch to judgment following a disaster in japan. >> it remains my view not to make long-term decision about energy policy in the wake of environmental catastrophe in another part of the world. >> so far, administration officials are not backing away from nuclear. which t
FOX News
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
reactor safer. white house correspondent mike emanuel reports on what else was said. >> on capitol hill, sought to reassure the public there are high safety standard so nuclear power is generated safely and responsibly. >> we look at the size and design above that. >> they look to this to strengthen facilities in the u.s. he noted the disaster in japan was extreme. >> a combination of the largest earthquake and the tsunami took out a lot of equipment. and the combination of things that caused this. again, quite frankly we have to plan for the combination events. >> today there are 104 nuclear plants licensed to operate in the united states. more than two dozen additional units are in the works. the diablo canyon facility received attention because it's on the coast of earthquake-prone california. officials say it was designed to withstand a 7.5 earthquake and 30-foot tsunami. still a key democrat on the house energy and commerce committee says it's time to take a closer look at nuclear facilities. >> i think there should be a moratorium on any further permitting for the nuclear power pl
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
out attacks. white house correspondent mike emanuel examines why american leaders and some of those on the ground think the proposal might be too little, too late. >> government forces advanced in eastern libya today in muammar gaddafi's threatened people in the rebel capital of benghazi saying we are coming tonight, and there won't be any mercy. the u.s. pushed for action in the u.n. security council. >> but the u.s. view is that we need to be prepared to contemplate steps that include but perhaps go beyond the no-fly zone. >> many libyans are worried any attempt to assist those fighting the gaddafi regime will come too far to make a difference and the anxiety on the ground can be felt. >> i'm not even giving you an interview. i'm not seeing a team that safe. seriously, i might never come back. >> fox's rick leventhal has been reporting on the ground in libya. >> every time the subject has come up, every person we interviewed said where is the help, where is the u.s. and where is the no-fly zone? nay want it. they say they need it. as the clock ticks they say it becomes less of an
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
go in flames with she a protests everywhere, shep? >> shepard: mike emanuel. it seems like the world is falling apart around us. mike, thanks very much. we are live in tokyo as we are monitoring the breaking developments in the nuclear situation it to our north. coming up, the latest on the reports of multiple meltdowns and the fight to contain this catastrophe. that's just ahead on route to bill o'reilly coming up. the motorola xoom tablet. with the velocity of a 1-ghz dual core processor, 3-d graphics engine, gyroscope, and a widescreen hd display. grab it and it grabs you. only at verizon. i've been looking at the numbers, and i think our campus is spending too much money on printing. i'd like to put you in charge of cutting costs. calm down. i know that it is not your job. what i'm saying... excuse me? alright, fine. no, you don't have to do it. ok? [ male annncer ] notre dame knows it's better for xerox to control its printing costs. so they can focus on winning on and off the field. [ manager ] are you sure i can't talk -- ok, no, i get it. [ male announcer ] with xerox, you're
FOX News
Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
aids say he is very conscious trying to give clear direction to his team, megyn. megyn: mike emanuel, thank you. we have quite a dictator on our hands as we deal with moammar gadhafi in libya. ronald reagan once dubbed him the madman of of the middle east. here is what he said 25 years ago. >> this mad dog of the middle east has a goal of a world revolution, muslim fundamentalist revolution which is targeted on many of his own arab come operate tree ots. where wcompatriots. where we figure in that, maybe it's like climbing mt.~ ever rest, because we are here. megyn: moammar gadhafi once put out a hit on his son michael. he has a very clear perspective of what should happen. he is an author and chairman of the reagan group. thank you for coming back on. we have been making clear at the top levels in the united states that our goal is not regime change. we are not aiming to take out gadhafi, we ar. should our goal be regime change? >> isn't that exactly what we are doing? by protecting the citizens isn't the president of the united states taking sides in this civil war that is going on
FOX News
Mar 28, 2011 11:00am EDT
correspondent mike emanuel live in washington with more on that. what else do we know about the case that president obama is going to make tonight? >> reporter: senior administration officials say the president will talk about what the mission has been so far, the shift this weekend to nato command, what the role of u.s. forces will be in the coming days. we know the president has briefed key lawmakers at the white house but a lot of them have been calling for the president to make the case to the nation about the way forward, and we expect the president will talk about how this is has advanced u.s. interests and how a major humanitarian catastrophe has been averted. gregg: with so much going on in the middle east right now there is the question of what makes libya different from the many other countries in that region that are also experiencing violence and demonstrations. >> reporter: no question about. secretary much state hillary clinton and robert gates were on the sunday talk shows yesterday and secretary clinton made it pretty clear that they are worried about moammar gadhafi
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 1:00pm EST
.s. immigration agent ambushed and murdered. mike emanuel is live from the white house. >> reporter: this comes at a tense time between u.s.-mexico relations. fingerpointing about the violence south of the border. we expect president obama and president calderon to make opening statements and talk about the relationship, the economics, how they can cooperate to deal with with the violence issues, but then we expect questions, one question from an american reporter and one from a mexican reporter and then it can branch out to other issues. we can expect questions about violence. when the president came into the briefing room yesterday to talk about a different matter, reporters tried to shout questions at him about libya and he said there would be a chance to talk about that today. we've heard defense secretary gates downplaying the idea of a no-fly zone, saying it would take resources, manpower and an attack on libyan soil would be required to take out their air-defense systems and dominate airspace. so questions about where the president is about what is next for libya. what do we do to expedi
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